Post # 1
So I was in the shower and yes thought this would be a good way to share your fav. tips and tricks that you swear by and love.
For me: I switched to shaving with virgin coconut oil, its organic, SO smooth for shaving plus it moisturizes.
I also like using a charcoal mask for blemishes but if I’m got something emerging or a small pimple, I put a dab on the area and don’t take it off till the next morning and it helps big time for me.
Post # 3
@asianbarbie: Green clay masks. I buy the jar of pure powdered clay for $4 (more natural and less expensive than buying the pre-made masks) and mix 1/2 tbsp. with water. Apply and leave it on until it dries. It clears pores and makes your face so soft and smooth! So much more gentle than scrubs for removing the top layer of dead skin.
Post # 4
Peter Thomas Roth 10% glycolic acid toner. Use it before your regular moisturizers to get the biggest bang for your buck. Radiant skin, fo’ realz.
I also leave my Crest Whitestrips in for way more than 30 min (or way more than 2 hours if you do the “professional whitening” thing), like overnight longer. Yeah, your teeth will be sensitive, not that same day but the day after. BUT DANG WILL THEY BE WHITE!
Seche Vite nailpolish topcoat. And you can’t dilute the shit with nail polish when it gets thick (which it will), you have to buy the Seche Restore stuff and put about a dropper full in order to get it back to usable.
Post # 5
I use tea tree oil when I have breakouts. I dilute it and put it on my acne spots at night. Works great.
For my nails, I use extra virgin olive oil for my cuticles and SWEAR by the Zoya color lock system. Seche Vite and Poshe don’t work at ALL for me, and neither does China Glaze. CG chips within the HOUR, no matter what base and top coats I try with it.
I do a coconut oil mask on my hair once every couple of weeks.
Post # 6
Aquaria awesome, where do you get your clay?
glitter-girl I heard about tea tree oil for acne…so why do you dilute it, way too strong?
Love, these tips!
Post # 7
I have a couple secret ones :):
-tinted conditioner: They make it for all hair colours.
I have virgin (undyed untreated) dark brown hair. It’s long and the ends weren’t as nice when my hairdresser said that they were just faded, not broken or split. I picked up some CHI tone and shine conditioner and it totally bumps up my colour! My natural brown is rich and pretty, but with this stuff it becomes luscious.
-Crest white strips: They totally work exactly how the commercials promise.
-False eyelashes: Did you know almost every. Single. Woman on tv is wearing them!? I noticed after I got my first pair. I just wear them for special occasions.
The last one is a bit more simple, and it’s not for everyone:
It’s sticking close to my natural looks/colouring/skin tone/hair texture.
My hair will look its best healthy, so I let it be it’s own curly dark self. I don’t tan my skin to be way darker than it should be nor do I bleach it. I don’t wear coloured contacts. I’m not going to be a Scandinavian blonde beauty, I’m a skinny light skinned Hispanic girl. I think lots of girls go wrong by overdoing things with dyeing and tanning and over plucking . Natural beauty is pretty. Understand, I don’t have a problem with any of these things on other people, I just think that I look my prettiest this way. I bump it up a notch, but I don’t do anything major.
Post # 8
I use yogurt as a facial moisturizer about once a week. Plain greek yogurt. I just use a little spoonful all over my face and neck, leave it on for a minute, and rinse it off. It makes my skin really soft, and helps a bit with blemishes.